Catch 22: The UN climate conference and the Republican elephant in the room

November 7th: COP22, the follow-up session to last year's Paris UN Climate Change Conference kicked off in Marrakech, riding a wave of momentum from the signing of the Paris Agreement by 190+ countries and a recent announcement by U.S. and China to formally ratify the agreement.

November 8th: Donald Trump becomes president-elect of the United States of America, quickly appointing a leading climate-change denier to head the EPA transition team. Both the Paris Agreement and the new U.S. Administration's policies could have profound implications for the global energy industry. Right now the only thing that is certain is uncertainty.

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